The Big Sit! 2012 Statistics

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Team Information: Team Balcones

Captain: Laurie Foss
Location: Bertram, Texas (United States)

Team Checklist

  1. Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
  2. Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
  3. Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
  4. Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
  5. Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
  6. Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
  7. Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
  8. Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
  9. Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
  10. Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
  11. Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  12. Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
  13. Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
  14. White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
  15. Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
  16. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
  17. Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
  18. Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
  19. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
  20. California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
  21. American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
  22. Common Raven Corvus corax
  23. Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva
  24. Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
  25. Black-crested Titmouse Baeolophus atricristatus
  26. Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
  27. Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
  28. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
  29. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
  30. Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
  31. Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
  32. Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
  33. Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
  34. Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
  35. Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps
  36. White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
  37. Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
  38. Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
  39. House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
  40. Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
  41. American Kestrel Falco sparverius
  42. Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
  43. Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
  44. Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Team Notes

Participants: Deb and Lee W., Diane S., Cathy and John H., Chuck S., Laurie F., Shelia H., Denise and Ian S., Bruce J.

Weather: Rainy at the start, clearing by 9:00 am and then clear and beautiful the rest of the day. Temp 68 at the start and 90 at the end

Location: Balcones Canyonlands NWR, Doeskin Ranch

Time At Location: 10 hrs 45 mins

We started in the rain, and as soon as the rain ended we had a quick start to our count with 34 sp by 10 am. By noon the Swainson's Hawks started to stream through, and we ended up with a conservative count of 645 Swainson's Hawks. Another highlight was a very long and close look at a Peregrine Falcon.

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